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The Death of Brittish Bluebells

Project Outline
A recent study of indigenous flowers in Britain pointed out that the British bluebell could die out within nine years, due to the spread of a Spanish variety. Britains forests and hedge lands have drastically been affected by the cultivation of intercontinental species of plant. I visited rose farm in Kent to capture the British bluebell in bloom. Using information from the study I created a poster explaining the difference between the two strains, I used photos of the bluebells to illustrate examples of the two flowers and provided information for authentic British bluebell suppliers. With many childhood memories of the British bluebell I felt it important to draw attention to the possible eradication of them in Britain's forests.